It’s time for the weekly Friday check on the status of Texans wide receiver Andre Johnson.
For the fifth straight week, that status is out. The Texans ruled Johsnon out for Sunday’s game against the Browns on Friday because his hamstring still isn’t well enough for him to go full speed. Coach Gary Kubiak said that he thought Johnson was “very close” to returning and Johnson spoke to reporters after practice.
“We kind of had a little setback from our Monday workout,” he said. “I have been sore for a couple days. I went out and ran today, so it felt pretty good. Just to have to keep working hard and just stay positive.”
Johnson stopped short of guaranteeing he would be in the lineup against the Bucs in Week 10 and it might not be the worst idea for the Texans to hold him out through their Week 11 bye if all goes well this weekend. A win this weekend would have them at 6-3, which would leave them, at worst, up by a game over the Titans, who they beat 41-7 two weeks ago.